John Kremer’s Book Marketing Tip of the Week
August 14, 2013 – August is I Love You Month, Learn Japanese Month, National Canning Month, National Golf Month, National Inventors Month, National Napping Month, National Sandwich Month, National Parks Month, National Publish Your E-Book Month, Professional Speakers Month
Feature highlight: 11 Reasons to Leave a Comment on a Blog Post You Love – http://bookmarketingbestsellers.com/10-reasons-to-leave-a-comment-on-a-blog-post-you-love
In this issue . . .
– John Kremer’s New Book Marketing Services
– Upcoming Book Author Conferences
– Blog Posts on Book Marketing, Ebook Publishing, and Social Media
John Kremer’s New Book Marketing Services
Authors have been asking me to provide various services over the years. So I’m now offering a variety of book promotion services.
Independent Bookstore Campaign – I’ll write a sales letter for your book and then email it to the top 600 indie booksellers in the U.S. Note: You can then use the sales letter to help you write news releases, catalog copy, web sales copy, etc. Once written by me, it’s yours to use as long as you want. – Fee: $200
Note: I’ll also tweet, pin, post, plusone, and share your sales letter page (once you post it on your site). This will go to over 50,000 followers.
Run an Alexa 400,000 or Bust Campaign – I’ll carry out a campaign to get your website ranked 400,000 or better on Alexa. That means more traffic to your website and sales pages and, it is hoped, also more book sales. Fee: $400
Book Title Critiques – Let me help you brand your book into a bestselling title. Fee: normally $125 but now only $100.
New Release Critique – I will critique your news release or sales letter and help you write a better one. In fact, I’ll write it for you. This news release or sales letter will help you get more notice, and thus more book sales. Fee: normally $300 but now only $200.
Book Critique – Before you spend a ton of money or time promoting your book, let me help you make it better. I’ll critique your book and show you where you can make it better. This is not a line-by-line edit. It is an overview of your book to find the places where it could be made better – for much greater sales! I’ll help you create a book worth the best word-of-mouth. Fee: $300.
Top 10 Literary Agents – I’ll customize a list of the top 10 literary agents who would be best helping you sell rights to your book. I’ll also write and send an introductory email to one of the top agents where I’ll recommend you and your book. Fee: $125.
Top 10 Websites – I’ll customize a list of the top 10 websites for your book – high-traffic targeted websites. The list will include how to contact them, what kind of content they can use, and a profile of
their target audience and traffic. Fee: $125.
Note: I’ll be adding pages on BookMarketingBestsellers.com describing each new service, but for now you can just call me at 575-751-3398 or email me at email@example.com to discuss these various services.
If you don’t see a book marketing service you’d like, ask me if it’s something I could do. Just call or email me with your questions.
Upcoming Book Author Conferences
Here are a few upcoming book author conferences that you might want to attend:
Greenleaf Author Summit, September 25 to 27, in Austin, Texas – Theme: Ideas, influence, and income. The focus will be on what happens after your book is done, how to create communities to support your idea, how to publicize your book, how to start a speaking career, how to generate more products, etc. To sign up, go to: http://greenleafauthorsummit-JohnKremer.eventbrite.com. Greenleaf is offering a 20% discount to readers of this newsletter if you enter the following code when you sign up: GBGKremer.
The Florida Authors and Publishers Association, September 20 to 21, Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center in Florida. Their fall Ed-U-Conference focuses on money-making strategies for authors and publishers. Friday features special sessions on promoting children’s books. Saturday’s sessions in blogging, money-making strategies, speaking, and more. Conference costs include breakfast, lunch, and Friday night reception. To register or for more information, visit http://www.floridapublishersassociation.com or email FAPA Secretary Ellen Valladares at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in being a sponsor or vendor, please contact Jane Wood at email@example.com.
Author 101 University, October 24 to 27, Las Vegas, Nevada – Featuring Brendon Burchard, John Assaraf, Rachel Hanfling, Tom Antion, Peggy McColl, Alex Carroll, Bill Gladstone, Carol McManus, and many other writing, speaking, social media, and marketing experts. Save $200 and bring a friend, but you have to sign up now to get either bonus: http://www.rickfrishman.com/cmd.php?af=261581 – Use coupon code EARLYBIRD13 to save the $200 and bring a friend.
Blog Posts on Book Marketing, Ebook Publishing, and Social Media
14 blog posts that should help you sell more books and ebooks:
11 Ways to Use Google Alerts to Get More Visibility Online and Offline – http://bookmarketingbestsellers.com/11-ways-to-use-google-alerts-to-get-more-visibility-online-and-offline
What Is the Best Way to Market Poetry? – http://askjohnkremer.com/what-is-the-best-way-to-market-poetry
63 Social Media Hashtags for Book Authors – http://bookmarketingbestsellers.com/41-social-media-hashtags-for-book-authors
Be a Ball Bearing, Not a Beach Ball – http://blog.bookmarket.com/2007/09/be-ball-bearing-not-beach-ball.html
Fun Viral Book Trailer: Incredibly Easy to Duplicate for Any Book – http://bookmarketingbestsellers.com/fun-viral-book-trailer-incredibly-easy-to-duplicate-for-any-book
Selling Your Novel: 7 Tips for Novelists – http://askjohnkremer.com/selling-your-novel-7-tips-for-novelists
Mari Smith: New Facebook Features for Book Marketers – http://bookmarketingbestsellers.com/mari-smith-new-facebook-features-for-book-marketers
Book Publicity Tips: 19 Ways to Get Into Magazines – http://askthepublicist.com/book-publicity-tips-14-ways-to-get-into-magazines
11 Reasons to Leave a Comment on a Blog Post You Love – http://bookmarketingbestsellers.com/10-reasons-to-leave-a-comment-on-a-blog-post-you-love
Movie Rights: How Do I Get a Movie Deal? – http://askjohnkremer.com/movie-rights-how-do-i-get-a-movie-deal
John Lasseter: On Business Plans – http://bookmarketingbestsellers.com/john-lasseter-on-business-plans
20 Ways To Get What You Want – http://infographicaday.com/20-ways-to-get-what-you-want
How Do I Market a Christian Thriller? – http://askjohnkremer.com/how-do-i-market-a-christian-thriller
What a Book Marketing Guru Does – http://bookmarketingbestsellers.com/what-a-book-marketing-guru-does
Real iPhone and iPad Profits by Real People: You don’t need to own an iPhone or iPad to publish your own successful digital magazines! Watch Ed Dale’s video here to hear the success stories of ordinary authors: http://30dcinc.net/scripts/click.php?a_aid=bookexpert&a_bid=d776ec26
Note: You can sign up for my year-long consulting service where you can talk to me via the phone and via email to answer all your questions and keep you on track with your book marketing plan. Fee: $3,000 for one full year.
The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful, and being generous. Everything else is crap, I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it! Be smart, be thoughtful, and be generous. — Chris Ashton Kutcher at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards